Technology is shaping the way we lose weight by allowing us to track our eating habits with mobile apps, apps that guide us through our workouts and even apps that track your vitals to keep you healthy and on track. Now it seems that our scales are being integrated into our cellphones with apps to keep track of our goals. These three 'smart' scales picked from Brit + Co. each help you keep track of your goals and each one performs a different function to fit your lifestyle.
The Wahoo Balance: This 'smart' scale tracks your BMI and your weight and syncs all your information into the Wahoo Balance app using Bluetooth. Although it is one of the more basic models out there, it does allow each family member to set up their own profile privately and sync to their respective phones so this way your information stays your own. The Wahoo Balance also syncs with your workout history to show you how to make the right decisions and the best course to take exercise wise and also synchs with 110 different apps. Priced at $79.99 and available online at Wahoo Fitness and Best Buy.
The Withings Smart Body Analyzer: This 'smart' scale does just about everything. Just by stepping on the scale it will monitor your heart rate through your feet showing you your standing heart rate which if you notice it drops over time is a good thing. The 'smart' scale also checks the CO2 levels in your home to make sure you’re breathing 'healthy air' and by placing it in your bedroom at night helps you to monitor the levels to make sure you're getting the proper night's rest. Set your weight loss goals in weekly increments to allow you the optimal way to reach your goals with reminders and tips that will come through on your app. Lastly it will also chart your fat-lean ratio as well as your BMI to make sure your target is a healthy one and teaches you how to be more weight conscious. Priced at $149.95 and available online at Withings.
The FitBit Aria: Last but not least, the FitBit Aria 'smart' scale tracks your weight, body fat percentage, and BMI and your stats that then will synch with your online account or their mobile app. Not only will you get see your progress by earning badges and the goals you have set you can also focus on the long term progress as well. Another great feature is that you can see the days when you slacked off and compare them to the days that you made a difference in your progress to see where you need to make changes. Priced at $129.95 and available online at FitBit or at Best Buy.
These three scales are just the tip of the iceberg of the selection of 'smart' scales available on the market today. When choosing a 'smart' scale, price shouldn't be the only factor that you look at. Check each of them out and see exactly which features you need and which of those you could live without. Also if your weight loss goal is more of a family goal instead of just your own it may be best to choose a 'smart' scale that everyone can use,
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